I am a Woman. You are a Trans Woman. And That Distinction Matters.

I feel like you are suggesting in this article that trans women spend some portion of their lives enjoying the privileges of the patriarchy by passing as cis men. But hasn’t the experience of “passing” as cis men been a form of oppression in and of itself, denying their gender identity because of the terrifying potential repercussions of coming out? Those repercussions are not limited to the oppression faced by cis women in our society. There are additional kinds of oppression, targeting, bullying and violence directed specifically at trans women. You are right that trans women and cis women do not share identical experiences of oppression. This issue is intersectional. You might consider than the oppression and discrimination trans women face may actually be worse in many ways.

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